Lithgow Environment Group members had the pleasure and respect of Aunty Helen from Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation - Wiradjuri land visiting a Aboriginal site in Ben Bullen State Forest.
Aunty Helen spoke at this site asking for all to respect and preserve Aboriginal heritage. Our heritage lies within the landscapes like pages in a book, if you remove or destroy this history it is gone forever, no different to destroying a valuable book, or European Heritage structures. Our nations across the world traditionally care and protect our valued heritage of European Heritage so too should that same respect be for our Heritage. Aunty Helens final words spoken were that we welcome Government departments, industry to be inclusive with their approach when making determinations and that we equally be included with all aspects of this process.
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
See how our efforts to raise money for the Lithgow Uniting Church's solar system is doing here: